Benjamin Netanyahu Hopes Shooting of Palestinians “Takes Heat” Off Corruption Scandal
The Israeli PM says he may have to launch a full-scale ground invasion of Gaza should he end up facing charges.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he hopes the recent shooting of Palestinians at the Gaza border will “finally takes some heat” off the corruption scandal that has seen him accused of bribery and fraud.
“After weeks of facing these spurious allegations about me leaning on newspapers for favourable coverage or accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars of gifts to help assist my rich friends, I’d been looking for something to shift the focus and the events in Gaza couldn’t have come at a better time,” he told reporters in Tel Aviv.
“Honestly though, if it looks like the attorney general is actually going to insist I face charges, I may have to launch a full-scale ground invasion.”